Well I'm just like a some of you that buy and sell $1000+ guitars every month or two. This guitar however I will always keep. My first guitar, my crap Ibanez Gio. That is, was crap.
This guitar wen't through some adventures. The first time I tried to refinish this green and it came out horrible. haha.
This time I put in the effort to do a proper refinish. A natural finish on this cheap of wood must immediately cause you to think its a bad idea but it turned out quite well with a nice wood grain :-0.
I used a heat gun to get off the nasty green finish.
But I continued hard at work sanding and more sanding. then fine sanding(unfortunately I don't have a picture of the final product before staining). Anyways, I finally got it sanded down enough to where you could see a good bit of the grain.
By the way this is the first time I had ever Stained a guitar.
I chose the color "Colonial Maple" for the stain. It turned out a lot darker than I expected but I love it!
I then clear coated it with spray on polyurethane.
To make the sound much better after I was done, I threw in a Dimarzio PAF PRO(which is black but a white cover is coming in as I'm typing this) in the bridge, and a Dimarzio YJM in the Neck.
I put in a set of German made Schaller tuners.
Fender 5 way switch and a fender 500K pot.
ONCE AGAIN THE BLACK PAF PRO WILL BE WHITE SOON!
haha I hate the black.
I might be ordering a black Ibanez Fixed bridge to replace that semi floating one on there now. I have it locked down anyways though(screwed in the springs really far)
Stays in tune amazing and Sounds Great! Got it put together today!
Anyways, heres the pictures!:
Just thought I'd share the fun I had refinishing this guitar.
I might post a video sometime on how it sounds.
Let me know what you think!